October 17, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights

October 17, 2023 Board Meeting Highlights
Posted on 10/19/2023

The Santee School District Board of Education met at 6 p.m. October 17, 2023. Meeting highlights included:

Reports and Presentations

  • Spotlight on Education: Chet F. Harritt staff presented an update on student assessment and survey results from the 2022-23 school year. School staff also shared student academic and climate and culture goals for the 2023-24 school year.

Discussion and Action Items

  • Kaylene Shake was appointed as Out-of-School Time Programs Coordinator in
    Santee School District. Ms. Shake has been employed by the YMCA as a Program Assistant II, Youth Development Teacher, Summer Camp Coordinator since 2016; and most recently as a Site Supervisor since February 2022. Prior to that, she served as a classroom assistant. Ms. Shake holds a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development, graduating Cum Laude.
  • Administration provided the Board with information on four options for a potential bond. The presentation highlighted a variety of projects to improve the safety and security of school campuses, implement water and energy efficiency measures, and improve/renovate classrooms and playgrounds. In addition, administration shared the potential use of the Land Sale proceeds from the Santee School property.

Board Policies and Bylaws

  • The Board adopted Revised Board Policy: BP 5131.1 – Bus Conduct: Mandated policy revised to contain an updated section regarding surveillance systems, including language requiring the district to provide notification of the use of surveillance systems on buses and the inclusion of audio recording on school buses.

The next meeting of the Santee School District Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in the Educational Resource Center, 9619 Cuyamaca, Santee. Meetings can also be live-streamed at santeesd.net/LiveBoardMeeting.

Note: These are not official meeting minutes of the Board of Education but rather a brief recap of the Board’s actions. For official meeting minutes and a complete list of actions taken, click here.